Regis – Death Head Said [DN050]

Raw banging techno racks by Regis. ” the tracks from the Death Head Sessions were originally dub-plates used for Regis Live Actions at the End of the 90’s. They were used to layer over live electronics and are all interlocking pieces that were constructed to be played back to back. They have now been reclaimed from the earlier decoy release * ,re- mastered and arranged in the order they appeared on the original dub plates.”

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Regis – Death Head Said [DN050]

Markus Suckut / Marcelus – 10 inch01 [REPITCH1001]

Repitch presents the new 10inch series. For the first time Repitch is releasing original tracks from new artists so it won’t be stuff from D.Carbone, Ascion and Shapednoise. The artists featured on this new 10inch series are Marcelus and Markus Suckut. On the A side, Markus Suckut delivers an epic techno track in a full oldschool spirit. The stomping broken beat is marked by a dark melody and a groan which take us back to 1995’s R&S golden age. Marcelus, on the B side, mantains the oldschool spirit of the release with a raw and mechanical floorburner that sounds like a powerful studio-session between an Industrial band and a modern Techno producer.

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Markus Suckut / Marcelus – 10 inch01 [REPITCH1001]

Inigo Kennedy – Vignettes (Two) [SEMANTICA036]

Cover art - Inigo Kennedy: Vignettes (Two)

A techno man for over 15 years, Inigo Kennedy was initially associated with labels like ZET and Missile in the second half of the 1990’s. Thereafter he took it easier until making a return to the studio some years ago. Formerly known as a backer of harsh 4/4 beats, Kennedy now explores new directions and follows up the first “Vignettes” experimental single released last year on Semantica. The second installment sees Kennedy moving closer to the floor again. Made for club charts is “Shapeshifter”, a mid-pace techno cut with abstract notes and occasional deep bass rave stabs, sending fluorescent sinusoids flashing through time and space. “Disquiet” bombs protons in thin air in an electrofied exercise. The B-side concludes with digital ballad “Ihana”, which feels like picking the summer’s first strawberries. Different from what I remember Kennedy doing, but contains a fair amount of excitement.

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Inigo Kennedy – Vignettes (Two) [SEMANTICA036]

Vatican Shadow – September Cell [NAILS001]

New 12″from Vatican Shadow on Dominick Fernow’s own, newly minted Bed of Nails imprint. Operating from his recently consecrated L.A. compound – the label will focus on his reorientation towards industrial dancefloor rhythms and seductively isolated electronics. Fernow christens the label with ‘September Cell’, a four track 12″ loaded with some of his most direct dancefloor assaults to date. The A-side breaks down into two parts: ‘September Cell (The Storm)’ pistons a martial machine coda, all hollowed Industrial percussion and gloaming synths shot through with visceral traces of his power electronics; while ‘September Cell (The Punishment)’ realigns the rhythm with a rigid swing and insurgent, caustic swipes of noise timed with exacting accuracy. On the flip, ‘Cairo Is A Haunted City’ opens with a nightvision panorama of furtive pads before rapid-fire steppers’ rhythms find formation under cover of pitch blackness. ‘One Day He Heard The Call’ resolves the label’s first session with a bleakly evocative vision polluted by Vangelis-like synth-brass flares and toxic synths…

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Vatican Shadow – September Cell [NAILS001]